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La Ampuyenta (option of a guided tour), Antigua (mill), Betancuria, Caleta de Fuste

The island of Fuerteventura is an appealing tourist destination appreciated world-over for its long beaches with their golden sand and clear, turquoise water, in addition to its rich gastronomy and an interesting range of cultural tours. Departing from Puerto de Puerto del Rosario, to the east of the island, you can discover two towns that will immerse you in the history of the island of Fuerteventura: Antigua and Betancuria, the first capital city of the Canary Islands.
From Puerto del Rosario to La Ampuyenta
20 kilometres from the cruise liner, in the port of Puerto del Rosario, to the east of the island of Fuerteventura, going inland, is the village of La Ampuyenta. It has a shrine that was built at the end of the 17th century, which contains the most important and best-conserved murals in the Canary Islands. You have the option of taking a guided tour of different areas, such as the house of Fray Andresito, house of Doctor Mena and the little hospital. The tour starts at 10.30 a.m., 12.30 p.m. and 4.30 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday.
Antigua
A little more than an 8-minute drive towards the centre of Fuerteventura is the municipality of Antigua. After the Castilians conquered the Canary Islands, Antigua was an area of importance. Conceived as a centre for culture and tourism, the Antigua Mill shows the history of the country folk, their crafts and has a big "gofio" flour mill with all of its mechanics still intact. The tour of the Fuerteventura Cheese Museum is highly recommended, where you will learn about the farming culture of Fuerteventura and the natural characteristics of the island, its fauna and its flora.
From Antigua to Betancuria
11 kilometres west of Antigua and 18 minutes away by car is the municipality with the least inhabitants on the island of Fuerteventura. Betancuria was founded in 1404 by the Frenchman Jean de Béthencourt, who chose a valley away from the sea as defence against pirates. The shrine in Vega de Río Palmas contains an image of Nuestra Señora de la Peña, the patron saint of Fuerteventura. The village also has the Sacred Art Museum, the Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum and the Betancuria Nature Reserve.
From Betancuria to Caleta de Fuste
In a little over half an hour, we are back on the eastern coast of Fuerteventura, where we can enjoy the resort of Caleta de Fuste, in the municipality of Antigua. In addition to its golden beach, protected from waves and currents, Caleta de Fuste has leisure options for the whole family: a marina with canoes for hire, ski jets, boat and submarine rides, a diving school, windsurf school, and also golf courses and the most shopping centres anywhere on the island.
Localidad
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TENERIFE

TENERIFE

GRAN CANARIA

GRAN CANARIA

FUERTEVENTURA

FUERTEVENTURA

LANZAROTE

LANZAROTE

LA GRACIOSA

LA GRACIOSA

LA GOMERA

LA GOMERA

LA PALMA

LA PALMA

EL HIERRO

EL HIERRO
Sustainability
Sostenibilidad
- Never leave waste of any type lying around, including cigarette butts. Leftover food leads to a proliferation of rats and wild cats, which pose a serious threat to the fauna.
- Use the waste- paper baskets and, insofar as possible, separate and place your recycling waste in the appropriate containers.
- Do not throw any waste or other objects into the sea.
- Respect the animals. Do not bother them or feed them. If you see an injured specimen, you can call the emergency number: 112. Do not pick flowers or plants.
- Do not pick up or take away stones or any other item from the natural environment. And do not move them to pile them up into sadly famous 'towers'.
- In natural spaces and at viewpoints, do not leave the trail or the spaces designated for people to be in.
- Respect and look after the area's historic and cultural heritage, along with the public furniture and items for visitors, such as information panels or telescopes and binoculars.
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